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Discussion 7 What factors determine whether people turn out to vote in U.S. elections? Should states continue to allow ballot initiatives and other forms of direct democracy? Why or why not? Respond to at least 2 other students post. Education has a big effect on voter turnout, Education is a good example and the single biggest predictor on whether people will turn out and vote. The longer an American has stayed in school, the more likely he or she will register to vote cast a ballot on election day. Education and proper schooling improve civic engagement and educational status and will align with a certain political party. Geographical differences are also another reason voter turnout can increase or decreases. Voting patterns can differ across age, sex, education, family status, immigration status, and employment-related variables. For example, millennials (people age 18 to 24) have low interest and only %50 turn out to vote on election day. The main reason there is low voter turnout is citizens believe that their vote will not have an impact. In some American states, such as California, direct democracy has become a preferred mechanism of

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